Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What People Know ... about Penn State

I'm slow getting to this one -- just stumbled across it today -- but here's a survey asking people what they know about the Penn State scandal.  Turns out, not as much as you'd think.

True or False:  "Joe Paterno was accused of molesting children."

Of course False, but 28 percent said True.  Wow.  Just over half (55 percent) got it right.

There's a trick question too.  "To your best knowledge, what school fired a coach of a major men's sports program in 2011 for sexually abusing young boys?"

It's a trick question because any reasonable person would instantly answer Penn State, but that's not the case.  It's Syracuse that fired an assistant basketball coach last year.  In the Penn State case, the guy was no longer a coach.

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